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From Chiang Mai to Singapore- overland

Posted by kelcatalina on 15/5/2012 at 13:08

Hi to all,

My friend and I will be traveling to/through Thailand in July for 3 weeks (July 21st through August 11th). We would like to backpack (train/ferries) from Chiang Mai to Singapore spending a few days at the prime spots on the way. We were debating on whether to start in Chiang Mai or Bangkok (due to the amount of time we have- 21 days) and we decided we just CAN't miss out on the opportunity to spend some time in Northern Thailand.

We know that it is little time but our "brainstorm" so far is to spend 2 or 3 days in Chiang Mai and then travel by train straight to Bangkok. From Bangkok we will travel to a few of the islands and head to Singapore making a few stops along the way.

I want to ask for some insight on the plans we have so far and any suggestions on our trip would be greatly appreciated. As in stops to make, places to see, and things we MUST do. Neither of us have been to Thailand and we want to get as much in but we are aware we are playing with such a short time.

Thank you!

#1 kelcatalina has been a member since 4/4/2012. Posts: 3

Posted by captainbkk on 18/5/2012 at 06:44

if you have set your mind on those trains-go to this site as it has all: seat61.comDO be aware that-as are also many posters on this site, that any negative critique on the riding roosters seems to be forbidden. But there certainly is to be made.
As the trip-by either train or slightly faster bus takes about 3 nights+parts of some days in between, be so smart to calculate how much time is left for the usual sites etc-and note there is plenty left of it. Now the prob to divide up between Th and MY.

#2 captainbkk has been a member since 16/2/2012. Posts: 472

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